Jan 10, 2010 7:00pm EST
. able shortened his business trip to get home to his wife and three children in suburban washington, d.c. he was told he purchased the last coach seat on northwest flight 253. now, you were trying to get back for christmas to be with your family? >> yes. >> and he was scheduled to get there just in time? >> yes. >> reporter: now in the air, the keepmans, two floe the back of the planes, were enjoying themselves, the young kids were enthusiastic and excited about everything, but not airline food. >> excited when the food came but not excited when they got t. >> reporter: melinda dennis was enjoying her breakfast and, blueberry pancakes and reading richard branson's book, and easy smooth air. relaxing flight? >> yeah. >> yes. >> how was the flight? >> peaceful. >> reporter: none of the passengers noticed late in the flight that nigerian man in 19a go to the bathroom for an unusually long time. when he finally returned to his seat, it was with evil intentions and a blanket on his lap. when did you first realize something was wrong? >> shortly after they announced that we were preparing fo
Jan 4, 2010 3:00am EST
is headquartered in washington d.c., we have a team of "hispanics today" producers coast to coast working to bring you the very best stories our culture has to offer. here are some of the things you can expect to see in upcoming shows: join us for part two of our visit with actor tony plana. we'll go with him on the set of his hit show "ugly betty." we'll also take a new look at the old staple of mexican culture the mariachi. mariachi is now big business, and we meet one of its brightest entrepreneurs. "hispanics today" will be right back. >> before we leave, we want to remind you of our website... if you have ideas or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. either go to the website and click on the contact button, or email us at... we hope to hear from you, and we'll see you next week for another edition of "hispanics today." hasta la proxima vez. plant. inside, mary jane's husband, tom, clocked on to the line as usual, waiting for word. his wife had been missing more than a week. >> my mom is the one that started calling all of us two or three times a day, saying, have you heard from mary jane?
Jan 24, 2010 7:00pm EST
message to the media and to lawmakers in washington. >> there is such power concentrated in the hands of now seven very large for-profit insurance companies. >> narrator: he says the lesson from nataline's case is that insurance is a business like any other, with companies beholden to shareholders. when it comes to expensive treatment decisions, he says, insurers have an undeniable conflict of interest. >> often there is a corporate bureaucrat who stands between a patient and his or her doctor making decisions. >> narrator: potter says investors keep close tabs on the profit margins at insurance companies. in fact, in wall street jargon, money spent on patient care is called a loss. >> the medical loss ratio is a measure of how much of every dollar that these companies lose paying medical claims. >> narrator: cigna said in a statement to "dateline" that it makes all coverage determinations on the basis of the best available medical evidence regardless of cost. the company points out that in nataline's case it was acting as an administrator for mr. sarkizian's employer and the employer
Jan 8, 2010 8:00pm EST
was wait. one month after the next went by. in december he traveled to washington, to deliver a personal speech to congress during a hearing on international child abduction. >> my parents, sean's grandparents, his aunts, and cousins in new jersey, all of whom love and desperately wait for his return, just concluded our sixth family thanksgiving meal with an empty place setting, waiting to be filled by sean. >> and then, just one week before christmas -- >> the new brazilian court ruling is pretty clear, david and sean, father and son, should be reunited by friday. >> once again, the federal court had ordered sean be sent home in immediately. and along with "dateline," david goldman was boarding yet another flight to brazil. this was now his 15th trip. >> my focus is to go down there and bring my son home back to me and his family safe. >> what's going to be the first thing you say to your son? >> i love you. >> when david landed in rio, media interest in his story had ramped up to an almost hysterical state. the press crush got so out of control, police cars with sirens blaring had to s